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Famous sumo wrestler returns to Mongolia

27.09.2018 145 просмотров

Munkhbatyn Davaazhargal, known in Japan as yokozuna Hakuho, today met with the head of the parliament, Miyegombyn Enkhbold, in his homeland, the Montsame agency reports. 

“You set the best record in the history of sumo and won without a single defeat. All Mongols and sumo lovers from all over the world are proud of your success,” the Khural speaker said during the meeting. “You are the son of Mongolia, who has reached the pinnacle of professional sumo success through hard work for 20 years, and serve as a living propaganda of your country around the world,” added Mieegombyn Enkhbold. 

Munkhbatyn Davaazhargal was born in Ulaanbaatar in 1985 in the family of the famous Mongolian freestyle wrestler Zhigzhidin Munkhbat (1941-2018), who won Olympic silver at the 1968 Games in Mexico City. 
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In 2000, he went to study the art of sumo in Japan. Kyokusyudzan (Davaagiin Batbayar), the first Mongolian professional sumo wrestler, helped him get to the Land of the Rising Sun. The very next year, Munkhbatyn Davaazhargal adopted a Japanese sports pseudonym - Hakuho (“White Phoenix”). 

In 2006, Hakuho won the Emperor's Cup for the first time, and the following year he received the highest title in the world of sumo - yokozuna. In total, during his career as a professional wrestler, Hakuho set four records.  

As the athlete recalled during a meeting with the head of parliament, he will soon be forced to return to Japan to continue working as an Olympic ambassador from Mongolia in preparation to the Tokyo Games, which will be held in the summer of 2020. 

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